The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is working with a leading cross-border law enforcement agency to investigate ways of improving online security.

Officials from the domain name regulator are seeking to establish closer links with Interpol for future collaboration. Interpol secretary general Ronald K. Noble explained that the Internet has no borders, and neither do the criminals who exploit it.

“As the Internet’s role in society continues to increase in scope and importance, it is vital for Interpol to help create bridges between the international law enforcement community it represents and ICANN,” he stated.

Mr. Noble said this would enable international web security practices to advance, for the benefit of organizations and businesses across the globe.

“Both organizations are international, both are politically neutral, and both are focused on the good of the world. Both also care about improving the security of the Internet for the future,” he added.

ICANN is an independent, nonprofit corporation set up in 1998 to assume responsibility for Internet domain name regulation.

ICANN links up with Interpol on Internet security
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